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Greece’s tallest natural Christmas tree lighting moved online

Greece's tallest natural Christmas tree lighting moved online

The city of Trikala officially lit up Greece’s tallest natural Christmas tree for 2020.

This year due to the covid-19 pandemic, countless celebrations have been cancelled, but officials salvaged the annual spectacular illumination of Greece’s tallest natural Christmas tree by converting it to a virtual event.

Greece's tallest natural Christmas tree lighting moved online

Greece's tallest natural Christmas tree lighting moved online

The show went on without residents.

The 33-metre-tall natural Christmas tree is located at Iroon Polytechniou Square and it features lights, garlands, and a bright star, while the rest of the park has also been decorated with Christmas ornaments.

“The joy of Christmas warms the hearts of all even more during this difficult period of the pandemic,” the Municipality of Trikala stated.

The Mill of the Elves Christmas event, which is Greece’s largest Christmas theme park, will not be taking place this year.

Santa Claus has come to Glyfada

Brightening up the second covid-19 lockdown in Greece, a huge Santa Claus has appeared in Katrakis Square, Glyfada (Athens).

“We did something else that we hope will bring a lot of smiles to everyone. Especially to our children. The biggest Santa Claus who has ever entered Glyfada, ten meters high, is in our city from today, at the corner of Lazaraki and Metaxa. This year, he supports not only an image and paper, but of course his mask , which he will not leave at all,” the Mayor of Glyfada, George Papanikolaou said.

Man in Patras decorates motorcycle with Christmas decorations

A man in Patras decorated his motorbike with Christmas trees, a snowman, presents, and teddy bears. to spread a little hope and cheer amid the lockdown.

The idea is that his Christmas motorcycle will lift spirits during these dark times. And it doubles as a lockdown social distancing activity: people can admire it from the safety of their own homes.

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